Hurricane Ian Recovery
We have had two clean-ups of the Myakka River in North Port (Feb. 25 and April 8). There is still so much styrofoam left on the mangrove islands. Follow us on Facebook or Instagram to learn about our next cleanup.
Below is just a small example of the work needed for debris removal on the Myakka River.
Click on the image below to check out the drone footage of the islands between the first and second clean-up. New drone footage will be posted soon. There is still work to be done.
Join us on Saturday, Feb. 25, for a preserve and waterways cleanup!
Sign-up at www.SarasotaBayWatch.org
Our first clean-up was a success! We removed nearly 2 busloads of debris from the Ainger Creek canal. There is still much more to be done. Thank you to the 50 volunteers who showed up ready to work!
Join us on Sunday, Dec. 11, for a preserve and waterways cleanup!
Register at https://bit.ly/waterwaycleanup
Recovery looks different for everyone. There are many ways to get help and to offer help.
- United Way Suncoast Disaster Recovery Services (https://unitedwaysuncoast.org/disaster-recovery) provides a list of resources for disaster recovery.
- Sarasota County Government (https://www.scgov.net/government/emergency-services/hurricane-recovery) or call 941-861-5000
- Manatee County (https://manateecf.org/donors/support-our-community-after-a-disaster/) or call 3-1-1
- Volunteer Florida (https://www.volunteerflorida.org/)
- Donate to the Florida Ian Response Fund, which is operated by a group of non-profit organizations that are organized to respond (https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ianresponsefl)
COMPLETED! Lend a hand to the local community. Saturday, October 22 at 9 AM
Join Amaryllis Park Neighborhood Association, one of Suncoast Waterkeeper's Environmental Working Group partners in north Sarasota, to assist in a community clean up on Saturday, October 22, at 9 AM. Bring water, gloves, and rakes (if you have one); we will remove debris. Please meet us at Bay First Bank at 1782 MLK Way, Sarasota, FL 34234.
- Sunday, December 11 - Waterways and Preserve Cleanup in Englewood. Register at https://bit.ly/waterwaycleanup
Suncoast Waterkeeper continues to seek opportunities to organize its membership around recovery efforts.